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by Reimotim
26 Jan 2016, 20:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: JX water pump replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: JX water pump replacement

Great, thanks. I'll get the parts ordered!

Cheers
Tim
by Reimotim
24 Jan 2016, 22:21
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: JX water pump replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 964

JX water pump replacement

Hi Guys, As the title suggests, I've got a leaky water pump which needs replacing. Anyone got any tips or experiences that I might find helpful? Obviously it's going to involve draining the cooling system, I've never done that either so I'd be glad to hear any advice on that too. Anything else I sho...
by Reimotim
05 Nov 2015, 21:36
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Which varnish for plywood?
Replies: 15
Views: 3111

Re: Which varnish for plywood?

NicBeeee wrote:If I have to varnish interior wood I normally use beeswax with wire wool to finish, gets rid off any bits of dust and leaves a nice smooth finish, I prefer to use oil nowadays, easy to apply and gives a nice mat finish

I like a bit of Danish oil, which I have used on several DIY projects :ok
by Reimotim
01 Nov 2015, 21:07
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Which varnish for plywood?
Replies: 15
Views: 3111

Re: Which varnish for plywood?

nicq wrote:The only trouble with yacht varnish is it cracks when bent.

Fortunately if you're only doing the door cards there shouldn't be too much bending.
:ok
by Reimotim
01 Nov 2015, 21:05
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Which varnish for plywood?
Replies: 15
Views: 3111

Re: Which varnish for plywood?

Do I need to thin the varnish before I apply it and if so, what should I use? Thanks :oops: I just put mine on as it came out of the tin. I used it to seal the ply before covering, but if you are looking for a good wood finish then you probably want to do several coats with a sand back with fine sa...
by Reimotim
01 Nov 2015, 20:52
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Which varnish for plywood?
Replies: 15
Views: 3111

Re: Which varnish for plywood?

Yacht varnish is good and also resistant to moisture, which is useful on the back of the door cards.

Tim
by Reimotim
21 Oct 2015, 20:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leaking water pump JX
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Leaking water pump JX

Water pump is fairly easy. off with the alternator off with the three hoses at the back 3 or 4 13mm bolts on top and one that goes through cam cover, bit fiddly to get pump out especially with power steering. Mine was leaking through the pulley first time but about a year later i had a leak from th...
by Reimotim
21 Oct 2015, 06:57
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leaking water pump JX
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Leaking water pump JX

Anyone? :run
by Reimotim
20 Oct 2015, 16:01
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leaking water pump JX
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Leaking water pump JX

Hi guys, It appears I have a leaking water pump. (Falling coolant level and a puddle under the location of the water pump). I looked on the wiki, but I couldn't seem to find anything about jx pumps. Is this fairly easy to replace and if so has anyone got any hints or tips I should be aware of and id...
by Reimotim
05 Oct 2015, 20:22
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Water leaking into passenger footwell
Replies: 18
Views: 3756

Re: Water leaking into passenger footwell

Seals may not be seated properly.
Windscreen washer jets not sealing.
Is it a high top?

Cheers
Tim
by Reimotim
28 Sep 2015, 19:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak - jx td
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Oil leak - jx td

Worth checking that the oil cooler is tight enough. Although it is sandwiched between the oil filter and the block they are held on by a nut which goes on before the oil filter. Mine had worked loose and was causing a leak.

Tim
by Reimotim
28 Sep 2015, 07:30
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Vacation then hammerite ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3508

Re: Vacation then hammerite ?

Cool thanks, roughly what ratio of thinning do you use?
by Reimotim
27 Sep 2015, 18:30
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: heater motor replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 3900

Re: heater motor replacement

merckxfan wrote:Checked the connection box, put it in properly this time! :oops: . Now all is good, time for a relaxing Sunday evening I think. Thanks again Matt

Well done!
On to the next thing!

Enjoy your evening.

Tim
by Reimotim
27 Sep 2015, 18:01
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Vacation then hammerite ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3508

Re: Vacation then hammerite ?

I would say yes to the Hammerite, I have used it with good results. Now though, I have a big tin of (matching VW L90D - Pastel white) Rustoluem, so I use that. Not sure how much "better" it is at protecting metal against rust, but at it says on the tin it's good :roll: and it's the correc...
by Reimotim
27 Sep 2015, 17:52
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: heater motor replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 3900

Re: heater motor replacement

Thanks for all the help guys, it has not gone too badly, only sheared one bolt and everything now works. However on reconnecting the dashboard instrument pod, all the switches work but I've got no lights for indicator, oil, battery, high beam, and the fuel and temp gauges are not registering anythi...